Oskar Werner stars alongside Julie Christie in François Truffaut's adaptation of the seminal Ray Bradbury novel. Werner plays Guy Montag, the fireman whose duty is to destroy all books but begins to question his task.
Our Summer historical mini season is dedicated to the Austrian actor
Oskar Werner. The outspoken pacifist was drafted into the war shortly
after making his stage debut at the Burgtheater in 1941. Following the
war he returned to the stage and also began starring in German and
Austrian films. By the time he starred in Max Ophüls’ Lola Montès in
1955 he had become one of the best recognised actors in Europe. He
became an international sensation in Truffaut’s Jules et Jim, which was
recently screened as part of CineClub’s 1918 Historical Film Season.
Werner and Truffaut’s cooperation continued with films such as
Fahrenheit 451 in 1966.
Fahrenheit 451, United Kingdom, 1966, 112 min, English, directed by François Truffaut